Instructor Mini Bootcamps
Sign up for the Academic Technology Media Bootcamp, Wednesday, Feb. 1–Thursday, Feb. 2. Meet on Zoom for our 55-minute classes, and discover how to interact with and engage your students using VoiceThread, Panopto and Zoom. For more detail about the schedule, view the Media Bootcamp flyer. Find more information about each session in the course descriptions.
Sign up for the Academic Technology Assessment Bootcamp, Tuesday, March 7–Wednesday, March 8. These classes cover different types of assessment, including:
- Canvas Assignments, Quizzes and Grades
- Canvas Group Assignments and Peer Reviews
Visit our registration page, enter “Bootcamp” in the search bar and enroll now to reserve your spot. Register for all courses or just the topics that pique your interest.
24/7 Academic Technology Support
Missouri Online will launch an after-hours support service through Black Belt Help (BBH) in mid-February, providing faculty with access to academic technology assistance 24/7, 365 days a year. BBH employees will not have direct access to our technology systems, but they will be able to answer common instructor and student questions about Canvas, Zoom, Panopto and more. Look for an announcement of the exact date in the coming weeks.
Reach BBH help through the primary Missouri Online academic technology support line any time outside of normal business hours: 855-675-0755.
Don't Let Your Course Certification Expire
If your online course was certified in 2016, 2017, or 2018, now is the time to submit your request for a Quality Course Review (QCR) before the current certification expires. Not sure when your certification expires? If you are a department chair, you can check in the QCR dashboard for details. Or, reach out to us via email, and we will happily confirm your status. Submit your QCR request now. Learn more about the process in our Quality Course Review Guide for Instructors.
Join a Quality Course Review Information Session
Want direct answers to your QCR questions? Sign up for our last January information session. Ask questions, discuss issues and find out how to ensure your courses always meet uniform standards that serve to improve the quality of our students’ experience.
- Jan. 24 - QCR: Getting Your Course Ready for Review
Enroll now on our registration page. Enter “QCR” in the search bar to see a list of all QCR information sessions.
Time Management for Online Instructors
Online instructors face unique challenges when it comes to managing time, staying motivated and keeping students engaged. Our latest blog post, “Motivation and Time Management as an Online Instructor,” offers expert tips and tricks for how to make the most of a tight schedule this semester. Read more.
New Zoom Chat Experience
Zoom has expanded its in-meeting chat experience so that it now has improved feature parity with the Team Chat tool. Hosts can now allow participants to communicate as effectively and efficiently with in-meeting chat as they do with Team Chat. Meeting participants will be able to delete messages, quote other messages, preview images in the chat thread and utilize rich text formatting options. To enable this feature, sign in to your Zoom account portal, go to Settings and scroll down to the section titled “New meeting chat experience.” Learn more about how to make the most of the new features.
Sign up for Spring Faculty Professional Development
Online Teaching Certification Seminar
Session One: Feb. 6–March 21
Online Teaching Recertification Seminar
Session One: Feb. 6–Feb. 28
Designing and Building Your Online Course
Session One: Feb. 6–April 18
Missouri Online was created to support digital education and encourage significant enrollment growth in online programs across our four universities. Our team of instructional designers and developers, learning technologists, student services professionals, program coordinators and marketing specialists are here to assist you.